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Seabrook Wines The Judge Riesling

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There is a nice back story to this Clare Valley Riesling, the wine named after a famous South Australian judge and the wine label a rebirth from a famous Australian wine family. The juice is pretty handy too, limey and fresh with just a hint of toast creeping in. A genuine Clare Riesling of penetration and flavour, this is very tasty indeed.

Winemaker's Notes

‘The Judge’ is named after Joanne’s (nee Marshall) late grandfather The Honorable John Marshall who was judge of South Australia’s liquor licensing court, juvenile court and the federal family court of Australia. John was an avid lover of Clare and Eden Valley Rieslings and would have judged this blend of the two regions a superior wine.

The wine displays bright uplifted citrus and floral aroma’s. The palate boasts long tight and lingering acidity which is balanced beautifully with zesty lemon and lime fruit flavors with sherbet undertones. A fruit packed wine with lovely cleansing acidity and plenty of finesse!

This wine will reward with careful cellaring for up to 4-6 years from vintage.

The 2010 Clare Valley / Eden Valley Riesling would be a perfect match with freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters and fresh seared York Peninsula scallops. Alternatively this wine has the texture and flavor to be a perfect pairing with Oven Baked, “Kangaroo Island” Snapper.

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Seabrook Wines The Judge Riesling

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; a fragrant bouquet of citrus blossom and cut apple, then a long, intense and tight palate with lime and lemon fruit, finishing with good acidity.
2025
Australian Wine Companion 2012
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the bouquet is yet to fully flower, but the sheer intensity, power and length of the palate guarantees the medium- and long-term future of the wine; cleansing acidity on the finish is also part of a complex message.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Intense, spicy nose with some botrytis/lychee-like edges followed by powerful lime flavours, with a touch of botrytis adding complexity. 3-5
Winestate magazine 2010

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